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John Calvin
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  • During Calvin’s lifetime, executions for heresy were common, but not in Geneva.
  • Nor was Wesley a great theologian, in the tradition of, say, John Calvin or Martin Luther.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • And in this pillage of the loaded shelves, he found himself wedged firmly into the grotesque pattern of Protestant fiction which yields the rewards of Dionysus to the loyal disciples of John Calvin, panting and praying in a breath, guarding the plumtree with the altar fires, outdoing the pagan harlot with the sanctified hussy.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • The end had to come sometime; his father in his nightclothes at the top of the stairs, explanations that did not explain, hastily improvised fictions that were forever tripping him up, his upstairs room and its horrible yellow wallpaper, the creaking bureau with the greasy plush collarbox, and over his painted wooden bed the pictures of George Washington and John Calvin, and the framed motto, "Feed my Lambs," which had been worked in red worsted by his mother.
    Willa Cather  --  Paul’s Case

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  • ] [Footnote 239: Calvinism, the doctrines of John Calvin (1509-1564).
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
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